Friday, October 30, 2015

128. John Bel Edwards and Lamar White.

 128.  We interview blogger Lamar White about Louisiana's fall election.  Lamar recently completed his law degree in Texas and has returned to Louisiana to pursue a Ph.D. in journalism at LSU.  On top of all his studies, Lamar finds time to keep up his reporting on Louisiana politics; his scoops frequently make state-wide and nation-wide news. Lamar is joined by his friend Cayman Clevenger.  Also, after John Bel Edward's victory in the primary, we are re-broadcasting our interview with him from last spring.
  1. Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet, reads her poem, “I Lived inside an Eggshell.”
  1.  This week in Louisiana history. October 29, 1768. Ulloa was order out of the Louisiana Colony by the Superior Council.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Josephine Louise Newcomb, born in Baltimore on October 31, 1816 to Mary Sophia Waters and Alexander Le Monnier, received her education in Baltimore and in her father's native France.  After her mother died, Le Monnier went to live in New Orleans, where her older sister Eleanor Anne and brother-in-law William Henderson had settled.  There, Le Monnier met Warren Newcomb, and the couple married in Christ Church Cathedral on December 15, 1845.  The couple moved to Louisville, KY, and had a son, Warren, Jr., who died shortly after his birth in 1853. They later moved to New York, where Josephine gave birth to their second child, Harriott Sophie Newcomb, on July 29, 1855.  Harriott Sophie died in 1870 at the age of 15.  Through Josephine's philanthropy, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College at Tulane University was established as a memorial to her daughter. 
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Southdown Fall Marketplace
    November 7, 2015
    Southdown Plantation House
    991 Grand Caillou Rd.
    Houma, LA 70363
    (985) 876-6380
     $5.00 entrance fee per person, children under 12 free. Additional charges for food, drinks, and museum tours. Most extensive show in the Houma area and an established community event for more than 30 years. Family‑friendly atmosphere. Food court run by museum volunteers.
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